Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Intercessions ~ Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

It is the season of ice./ we pray for those whose politics,/ willingness and hearts are frozen and cold./ We pray to the Lord.

Christians are suffering terrible persecution in North Korea,/ Somalia,/ Iraq,/ Afghanistan,/ Sudan,/ Iran,/ Nigeria,/ Eritrea and Pakistan,/ We pray for these brothers and sisters in Christ./ We pray to the Lord.

The cold brings suffering with it./ We pray for the homeless,/ those who live in poorly heated places,/ and for those who work out-of-doors./ We pray to the Lord.

We return to the liturgical green time - the color of growth and life./ We ask for the greening of faith - that it would be evolved,/ reflective and mature,/ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the sick and those who assist them./ For the safety of travelers./ For the peace and well-being of family members and friends./ We ask for those who do us any kindness to be blessed./ We pray to the Lord.

Haiti was devastated by an earthquake five years ago,/ now it is overwhelmed by many hundreds of thousands of people infected with cholera./ We pray for a generous and helpful global response./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who have died this week,/ mindful of the thousands killed by terrorists in the troubled country of  Nigeria/ with many children among them./ We pray for those who help and for those who mourn./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Living in a warm climate, we sometimes forget how the winter can be harsh on people who live in homeless or poor situations. Thank you for reminding us to pray for those we may not think of. I am always grateful to be reminded to think of the less fortunate and people who are suffering so I can remember them in my prayers. I am also reminded to be thankful for all the blessings that have been bestowed upon me. Never to be taken for granted.

  2. Ever deepening gratitude: it's the spiritual life.